CHICAGO, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Milicruit, a recognized leader in virtual recruitment environments for veterans, and military spouses, today announced the date of the annual virtual career fair for military spouses which will take place on May 7, 2012 in recognition of Military Spouse Appreciation Day www.militaryspousecf.com.
The virtual career fair will allow Military Spouses from all over the world, the opportunity to meet and interact with industry leading, military friendly employers in real time, and from the comfort and convenience of their home. In the Milicruit virtual career fair, spouses can view all available jobs with the employers exhibiting in the Jobs Center, visit employer booths in the Exhibit Hall, and chat with fellow spouses in the Networking Lounge.
“We are thrilled to host our second dedicated virtual career fair for Military Spouses. We recognize that the Military Spouse also serves, and through the Milicruit event, they will have the ability to meet with employers from all over the country that share our views. Last year we had more than 1800 spouses attend the inaugural event, and we are looking forward to an even bigger event this year,” Stated Kevin O’Brien, vice president business development, Milicruit.
More than 40 employers are expected to participate including: American Red Cross, Aetna, Arise, Camping World and Good Sam, CBRE, Citi, Convergys, DaVita, DISH Network, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Graybar, Lowe’s, NCO Financial, Penske Truck Leasing, Pfizer, Philips, Progressive, Sears, State Street Corporation, The SI organization, Xerox Business Services and many more.
Military Spouses interested in participating can register at www.militaryspousecf.com and they will also be entered to win an iPad 3 which will be announced in the networking lounge inside the Milicruit career fair on May 7th at 3PM EDT. Employers interested in participating can send an email to [email protected].
“As a military spouse and 15-year Convergys employee, I am delighted that Convergys is one of the first 20 large corporations to join Milicruit in their 10,000 Jobs Challenge for Veterans and Military Spouses,” said Lori Anne Davis, director of agent recruiting for Convergys Corporation. “In the past year, we have hired close to 1,000 people with military related experience for positions supporting our brick-and-mortar sites and our Home Agent program. We are in the process of hiring another 500 Home Agents, and we hope that many candidates will be from the military community.”
The Military Spouse virtual career fair will be the first event in support of the 10,000 Jobs Challenge for Veterans and Military Spouses. The challenge was started in March 2012 with Milicruit, DirectEmployers Association, Military Officers Association of America, and 20 leading companies. The challenge aims to help at least 10,000 veterans and their spouse find employment through the end of 2013, and has already assisted more than 1700 in finding jobs with the employers involved. Milicruit will host monthly national virtual career fairs which are open to all service members and their spouses. To learn more about the 10,000 Jobs Challenge, visit www.10000jobs.com.
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By Tim Spagnola
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